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Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, part human, part computer named Ruby, Olive and Marine. The SRA's act as 'portals' on the Internet, helping users to fulfill their dreams. The SRA's are nourished through touch. Because they were bred only with Rosetta's DNA, they need the balance of an Y chromo or male sperm to survive. Rosetta projects seduction scenes from movie clips onto Ruby, which absorbs as she sleeps. The SRA'S can not distinguish dreams from reality. Ruby acts out these scenes in real life with the men and shares her spoils with her sisters. However, Ruby's encounters suffer from impotence and unexplained rashes. Fearing a bio-gender war, the FBI sends in Agent Edward Hopper to solve the mystery. Puzzled, he turns for help from a private cyber detective. The men recover. Ruby falls in love and becomes impregnated by Sandy, ... Written by
I love Tilda Swinton in any film, she can do no wrong, and in Teknolust, there are four - count 'em - FOUR of her to love. This is an extremely creative, gentle, funny and ultimately endearing story about the nature of being human, with one unpredictable scene after another, each staged with a surreal and light air of charmed knowingness. That the film manages to maintain this lightness throughout is a superb achievement; it's beautifully written, directed and performed.
I just finished watching it on cable now, in fact, and before I started writing this review I dashed over to half dot com and bought the DVD - this is how much I like the movie.
My rating: 7, which is equivalent to a high *** .
Wanted to add here my ratings for the last 2 films I reviewed - I've decided to show my ratings in these reviews, and I forgot on the last 2. Being Julia ~ 8 (equivalent to ***1/2, low) and Learning Curves ~ 5 (**1/2). See my review of A.I. for the rest of my rating equivalents.
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